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Procurement Associate I
Ref No.: 18-07586
Location: Neenah, Wisconsin
Duration:0-4 month(s)

Description/Comment:Key customers consist of North America and global SAP users, category managers, requisitioners, planners, material coordinators, plant personnel, and others affiliated with assigned materials, equipment, and services within business units. Support direct and indirect materials and services.

Main Purpose:
Purchase and follow up of assigned materials, equipment, and services. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of order administration, order processing, customer service, and communication. Plays a key role in the successful interaction between Procurement and internal and external customers to ensure an efficient application of the Procure-to-Pay process.

Qualifications:
-Associate degree in business or related discipline or equivalent combination of training and experience.
-2-4+ years of office experience with functions relating to procurement, customer service or supply chain.
-Experience in SAP systems and working knowledge preferred.
-Experience with Microsoft Office applications
-Ability to exercise independent problem solving and decision making with initiative and self coordination.
-Experience working in a fast-paced, highly transactional work environment where organizational detail was critical.
-Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as needed to achieve departmental goals.
-Demonstrated customer focus aptitude.
-Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills.

Accountabilities:
-Execute purchase orders for the procurement of materials, equipment, and services after determining all elements of the order are within established policies and procedures.
-Develop implement plans to resolve difficulties arising in the placement and delivery of purchase orders, perform follow-up services to ensure orders are filled by suppliers in a timely manner and communicate to category managers any unfavorable trends.
-Ensure current contracted pricing from suppliers is maintained on purchase orders and available throughout contract period, and work collaboratively to assist in resolution of invoice issues.
-Participate in problem solving and contribute toward the development and implementation of process improvements and standard work to create value and minimize risk in assigned area of responsibility.
-Possess strong analytical skills to extract, analyze, and report data trends in support of category managers; collaborate with Accounts Payable and suppliers to determine root cause of unpaid invoices, creating and efficiently executing solutions to avoid production disruption.
-Assist in the development/implementation of supplier objectives.
-Assist in managing ongoing supplier performance.